Persons with chronic somatic conditions (e.g., rheumatologic, neurologic, or medical diseases), hereinafter named clients, fulfilling the following criteria were included: (a) age ≥ 18 years, (b) diagnosed with > 1 chronic condition(s), (c) completed > 1 group-based, diagnosis-specific rehabilitation programs at the municipality > 1 year prior to recruitment, (d) living at home, (e) experiencing PADL and/or IADL tasks performance problems, and (f) motivated for participation. Persons with known substance abuse, acute illnesses affecting ADL task performance, and/or language barriers hindering participation were not eligible. Clients were recruited from June till September 2017. Based on a list of persons who had completed diagnosis-specific rehabilitation programs > 1 year prior to recruitment, a health care worker employed at the municipality called potential participants by telephone. The health care worker was introduced to both the program and the recruitment procedure. A checklist was developed to support the healthcare work during the recruitment process. The checklist included a description of the aim, content and process of the program, and relevant questions to ask to ensure that inclusion criteria were fulfilled. The clients participated in ABLE 1.0 between September 1st and December 19th, 2017.

Occupational therapists (OTs) (n = 2) with > 2 years of experience working with persons with chronic conditions, calibrated Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) raters and employed at the municipality delivered ABLE 1.0. Pre-graduate occupational therapy students (OTSs) (n = 5), trained and calibrated as AMPS raters, conducted post-intervention ADL interviews (ADL-I) and AMPS evaluations.

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